AWSConfigRemediation-RemoveUserPolicies - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-RemoveUserPolicies runbook deletes the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) inline policies and detaches any managed policies attached to the user you specify.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

  • IAMUserID

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The ID of the user you want to remove policies from.

  • PolicyType

    Type: String

    Valid values: All | Inline | Managed

    Default: All

    Description: (Required) The type of IAM policies you want to remove from the user.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • iam:DeleteUserPolicy

  • iam:DetachUserPolicy

  • iam:ListAttachedUserPolicies

  • iam:ListUserPolicies

  • iam:ListUsers

Document Steps

  • aws:executeScript - Deletes and detaches IAM policies from the user you specify in the IAMUserID parameter.